EEMBC Launches Independent Benchmark Testing Service

Apr 01, 2008, 01:00 ET from EEMBC

    EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The Embedded
 Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium today unveiled an independent benchmark
 testing service intended to allow a wider range of companies to benefit
 from EEMBC's embedded processor benchmark software.
     The new service, offered by the EEMBC Technology Center (ETC) in
 Sunnyvale, Calif., allows any company to make EEMBC benchmark testing an
 integral part of its product development and release process -- without
 tying up internal engineering resources. Using ETC likewise ensures that
 benchmark runs are performed in strict adherence to EEMBC rules -- and
 backed by the credibility and experience of the consortium's internal
 technology center.
     EEMBC benchmarks scores are useful to designers of a wide range of
 systems as an approximation of embedded processor performance and the
 energy "cost" of this performance in automotive, digital entertainment,
 office automation, telecom, and other embedded systems. The scores are also
 widely used by processor vendors in the chip development process.
     "In making this testing service available, we're responding to the
 needs of potential and actual licensees and members for a reliable and
 trustworthy resource that can supplement their own internal engineering
 staffs, which often simply lack the time to do as much thorough processor
 benchmarking as they'd like," said EEMBC Director of Technology Shay
 Gal-On. "Our testing service has become even more pertinent for the
 analysis of multicore-based systems."
     ETC's benchmark testing services are distinct from the score
 certification services offered to EEMBC members only. These new services
 include porting and running the benchmarks, performance analysis, and, for
 members only, preparation of platforms for benchmark score certification.
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     About EEMBC
     EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, develops and
 certifies real-world benchmarks and benchmark scores to help designers
 select the right embedded processors for their systems. Every processor
 submitted for EEMBC benchmarking is tested for parameters representing
 different workloads and capabilities in communications, networking,
 consumer, office automation, automotive/industrial, embedded Java, and
 network storage-related applications. With members including leading
 semiconductor, intellectual property, and compiler companies, EEMBC
 establishes benchmark standards and provides certified benchmarking results
 through the EEMBC Technology Center.
     EEMBC's members include Altera, AMD, Analog Devices, ARC International,
 ARM, Broadcom, Cavium Networks, CEVA, Code Sourcery, Cypress Semiconductor,
 EEMBC, esmertec, Faraday, Freescale Semiconductor, Fujitsu
 Microelectronics, Green Hills Software, Huawei Technologies Co, IAR Systems
 AB, IBM, Imagination Technologies, Improv Systems, Infineon Technologies,
 Intel, LSI, Marvell Semiconductor, Matsushita Electric Industrial,
 MediaTek, Mentor Graphics, Microchip Technology, MIPS Technologies,
 National Instruments, NEC Electronics, Nokia, Nvidia, NXP Semiconductors,
 Oki Electric Industry Co, Qualcomm, Realtek Semiconductor, Red Hat, Renesas
 Technology, RMI, Sony Computer Entertainment, ST Microelectronics, Sun
 Microsystems, Tensilica, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Trango Virtual
 Processors, VIA Technologies, and Wind River Systems.
     EEMBC is a registered trademark of the Embedded Microprocessor
 Benchmark Consortium. All other trademarks appearing herein are the
 property of their respective owners.